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Old 06-10-2014, 06:25 PM   #31
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I just took delivery of a 2014 Shamrock 21DK and pulled it about 30 miles near Asheville NC with my 2005 Durango Hemi, using a BlueOx SwapPro 750 hitch. I recently replaced the P-rated tires with load range E tires. I stopped at a scale for a quick weight. With a full fresh water tank and most of my camping gear in the back of the Durango, I was well under the Durango's capacities, including rear GAWR. While I have not towed for extended periods or extreme conditions, I think I'm in good shape.

Another respondent stated the third row seats are useless. That is not the case with my Durango. I've had a car full of high school athletes including 2 in the back seat and it's reasonably comfortable. However, with the third row up there's essentially NO storage. I had to buy a rooftop bag on a trip back from Tampa with a car full of kids, to compensate. For my camping and towing purposes, though, it's fine. I won't ever fill up the car with people and have to carry camping gear, too. If I'm pulling a trailer, I can store my stuff in it.

My Durango is a 2005 and has a full frame. I believe that model design lasted through 2009, after which it got smaller and has a unibody.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:35 PM   #32
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I prefer the F150 with the 5.0 and max tow for towing. We towed with Chevy and Dodge over the years and settled on Fords in 1994. Haven't had any problems since.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:14 PM   #33
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I tow a 2005 19' shamrock hybrid with a 2007 Honda Ridgeline. It works great but tends to use a lot of gas when towing.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:00 PM   #34
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I've always been in a full sized truck, and I'm quite surprised at how many folks are using mid sized suv's for a TV, especially anything over the 21' trailer. Family of 5 and all the trappings, I don't think I would ever go smaller.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:04 PM   #35
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funny how people can't justify the cost of a 1 ton diesel, but the sticker price on the one I got last year was cheaper than the sticker of most of the popular V6 mid size SUVs. So who got the better value in a tow vehicle
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:48 PM   #36
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I towed my current TT with a 2005 Durango which now has 188,000 miles on it. I have retired it from towing but it is still my daily driver. It was a great tow vehicle and had no problems towing in the Texas hill country. Also nice to have a 27 Gal fuel tank. For a family of four it just doesn't have enough cargo space. Expedition just has more room for my family and is great tow vehicle.
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Another respondent stated the third row seats are useless. That is not the case with my Durango. I've had a car full of high school athletes including 2 in the back seat and it's reasonably comfortable. However, with the third row up there's essentially NO storage. I had to buy a rooftop bag on a trip back from Tampa with a car full of kids, to compensate. For my camping and towing purposes, though, it's fine. I won't ever fill up the car with people and have to carry camping gear, too. If I'm pulling a trailer, I can store my stuff in it.

My Durango is a 2005 and has a full frame. I believe that model design lasted through 2009, after which it got smaller and has a unibody.
Yeah, I should have clarified. I was referring to the current generation Durango not having enough room in the third row. I have no opinion on the generation prior to that because I haven't been in one of those.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:49 PM   #38
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Anyone look at the new Ram V6 Diesel
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:02 PM   #39
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ram v6 diesel would be an excellent option. nearly 30 mpg empty the car mags report. towing at or near 20mpg. what wouldn't be to like? im sure you could get it in quad cab 4wd to boot if so desired.
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